Fresh Economic Data Helps Lift Europe

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In addition to what’s expected to be a good stress test day tomorrow, European markets are also benefiting from strong economic data.


A composite index based on a survey of euro-area purchasing managers in both industries increased to 56.7 from 56 in June, London-based Markit Economics said today. Economists had projected a drop to 55.5, the median of 18 estimates in a Bloomberg survey showed. European stocks advanced and the euro rose against the dollar.

Meanwhile, notes ForexLive, industrial production surged 3.8% compared to expectations of flat.

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